Petersen: We're still a ways from where we need to be

Petersen: We're still a ways from where we need to be

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on August 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 11:54 PM

BOISE -- One week into fall camp, the Boise State football team took a break from their regular practice routine on Monday.

With two inter-squad games schedule before they open up against Washington on Aug. 31, head coach Chris Petersen says that creating game-like situations has helped identify some areas that need improvement.

"It's good to scrimmage. It's different than practice," Petersen said on Monday. "The one thing that's real apparent is that we're still a ways away from the condition level that we need to be at."

Petersen continued by said that it's fairly normal to battle fatigue at this moment in fall camp. He also said that there is plenty of time for them to correct the issue before their first game of the season.

As for the battle on the field, it was up to Petersen to be the eyes and ears, and Monday's scrimmage was closed to both the public and the media.

"I'm not sure if one side was doing well or if one side was doing bad," Petersen said, talking about the performance of both the offense and defense. One good thing for the offense is I don't think they had a turnover," Petersen recalled. "The ball was on the ground once or twice, but the defense wasn't able to get it. So that's a good thing for the offense, but we always are talking about creating turnovers (on defense)."  

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